Center For Literary Arts
Sanskrit literature begins with the Vedas, dating back to 1500–1000 BC, and continues with the Sanskrit Epics of Iron Age India. The Samhitas date to roughly 1500–1000 BC, and the “circum-Vedic” texts, as well as the redaction of the Samhitas, date to c. 1000‒500 BC, resulting in a Vedic period, spanning the mid-2nd to mid 1st millennium BC, or the Late Bronze Age and the Iron Age.
These fellowships represent the agency’s most direct investment in American creativity. The goal of the fellowships program is to encourage the production of new work and allow writers the time and means to write. Since 1990, 101 of the 184 American recipients of the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and Fiction were previous NEA Literature Fellows. Most received their fellowships before any major national award, usually at least a decade earlier.
Muslims believe it was transcribed in the Arabic dialect of the Quraysh, the tribe of Muhammad. In Asia, the transmission of folklore, mythologies as well as scriptures in ancient India, in different Indian religions, was by oral tradition, preserved with precision with the help of elaborate mnemonic techniques. Literature is classified according to whether it is poetry, prose or drama, and such works are categorized according to historical periods, or their adherence to certain aesthetic features, or genre.
To that end, it fosters the cultivation of imaginative writing and communication across disciplines. Sin á Tes Souhaits is a Black poet, cultural critic, and multi-media artist from East Las Vegas. He received his MFA in 2019 from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where my manuscript, Literal Dope, won the university prize for Outstanding Master’s Thesis. His work is most preoccupied with masculinity and Blackness as manifest in hip-hop and gang culture. His writing has been featured in the Sun, Believer, Gen Magazine, Los Angeles Review of Books, the Shallow Ends, the Rumpus, Desert Companion, and others.
Feminist scholars have since the twentieth century sought expand the literary canon to include more women writers. Theological works in Latin were the dominant form of literature in Europe typically found in libraries during the Middle Ages. Western Vernacular literature includes the Poetic Edda and the sagas, or heroic epics, of Iceland, the Anglo-Saxon Beowulf, and the German Song of Hildebrandt. A later form of medieval fiction was the romance, an adventurous and sometimes magical narrative with strong popular appeal. The Qur’an ), the main holy book of Islam, had a significant influence on the Arab language, and marked the beginning of Islamic literature.